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Kimball's Kitchen

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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
+1 252-261-8419
17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kimball's Kitchen located across from the Sanderling Resort has become the premier restaurant in the outer banks. Every dish was well thought out and executed leaving one wanting more and more. The service staff is second to none, they are all very knowledgeable and very engaging. The wine list is extremely extensive and has something for everybody. We will definitely... More 

Thank Obfresh79
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Food and Service. The meals were excellent and large in portion. Clean upscale healthy ingredients and presentation, Expensive but worth it.

Thank katharinehannan
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at Kimball's Kitchen was truly exceptional. Much of what I was prepared to write was already eloquently articulated in the precisely accurate review by "rlinvill" entitled, "Best Fine Dining on OBX & Maybe East Coast". Most people who love the shore simply want to walk around in sandals and beachwear casually enjoying the sun, sights and sounds of... More 

Thank John Z
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was seated for too long without water or a drink. My harried server said she'd bring bread as soon as it came out from the oven. She brought the bread later after my entree and it was clearly loaf bread that had been sliced and not baked that evening. She said she hoped it hadn't cooled off too much.... More 

Thank Ellen C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband had the fresh tuna & said it was great. My steak was over marinated so not what I expected.

Thank Sharron L
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to celebrate the special birthday with us. We hate that the dish was not prepared as you expected and have shared the feedback with our culinary team. We appreciate the feedback. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We have been vacationing in the area for over 15 years and always passed on this place because it was under a different name and was "coat and tie required," which I felt was ridiculous for the OBX. On our last evening this fall, we decided to try it as Kimball's Kitchen. The parking is easy and the site is... More 

Thank rlinvill
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Please forgive our delay in responding. We are looking forward to reopening Kimball's Kitchen in May. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and experience in the Fall and hope you will join us again. Thank you for the kind review. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our celebration dinner. I had the shrimp and grits, hubby had the pork chop. Mine was very good, his was the best pork chops we've ever had. Monica was our server, very friendly and even treated us to the dessert of the night.

1 Thank Heidi D
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Happy Annivesary!Thank you for sharing your memorable experience. We hope you will join us again to celebrate. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Atmosphere, wait- staff, and gluten free bread were superior. Brussel sprouts side ( which we have had at the Culinary Institute in NY) was beyond "roasted" and lacked taste. Inconsistent palate results on entrees for five people...Presentation was beautiful but flavor did not meet expectations.

Thank Diane W
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are sorry that we did not exceed (and in some cased meet) your expectations. We will share this feedback. Thank you for dining with us. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Now, my partner and I travel a fair bit and have had some great food together in the last two years including 5-star restaurants in Boston, San Francisco and Raleigh. However, she and I agree that this was the most outstanding meal we've had in years. It started with being seated just as the sun was setting over the sound... More 

1 Thank efhalter
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are glad we could provide such memorable experience and thank you for sharing with others. We hope you will join us again in the near future. More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The Speaker at my Veterinary Conference recommended for all of us to try this restaurant...said the Brussel Sprouts were to die for! We made reservations and we were not disappointed. I had the Lobster Ravioli stuffed with claw meat presented with the Tail in a lemon butter sauce. I asked for a piece of bread so I could enjoy the... More 

1 Thank Gerri74
sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and the review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$48 - US$90
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-8419
If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks. Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?